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Old 01-12-2007, 08:23 AM   #1
MamaGrubb
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Temporary ~WRL files

Does anyone know why sometimes a temporary Word file beginning with ~WRL gets
created either along with or instead of ~$ilname.doc while editing a file?

It is when a .tmp file with a name linke ~WRL####.tmp gets created that I am
unable to save the document being edited -- and loose it completely.

I asked about this in another thread and everybody tought I have disk
problems -- but that disk I save to works just fine both before and after a
save disaster. I think the problem may be related to the tmp file since I
get a message saying Word could not read the ~WRL file file while trying to
save to a file I have named.
 
Old 01-12-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
Graham Mayor
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Re: Temporary ~WRL files

Word creates temporary files when it runs - filenames similar to those you
have named are typical. You only need concern yourself about them if they
remain when Word is closed, as they will if Word crashes. If they are
allowed to remain when Word is closed they can interfere with the nromal
running of Word. They are not editable files.
See http://www.gmayor.com/what_to_do_when_word_crashes.htm


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MamaGrubb wrote:
> Does anyone know why sometimes a temporary Word file beginning with
> ~WRL gets created either along with or instead of ~$ilname.doc while
> editing a file?
>
> It is when a .tmp file with a name linke ~WRL####.tmp gets created
> that I am unable to save the document being edited -- and loose it
> completely.
>
> I asked about this in another thread and everybody tought I have disk
> problems -- but that disk I save to works just fine both before and
> after a save disaster. I think the problem may be related to the tmp
> file since I get a message saying Word could not read the ~WRL file
> file while trying to save to a file I have named.



 
Old 01-12-2007, 08:26 AM   #3
Graham Mayor
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Re: Temporary ~WRL files

Word creates temporary files when it runs - filenames similar to those you
have named are typical. You only need concern yourself about them if they
remain when Word is closed, as they will if Word crashes. If they are
allowed to remain when Word is closed they can interfere with the nromal
running of Word. They are not editable files.
See http://www.gmayor.com/what_to_do_when_word_crashes.htm


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Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
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MamaGrubb wrote:
> Does anyone know why sometimes a temporary Word file beginning with
> ~WRL gets created either along with or instead of ~$ilname.doc while
> editing a file?
>
> It is when a .tmp file with a name linke ~WRL####.tmp gets created
> that I am unable to save the document being edited -- and loose it
> completely.
>
> I asked about this in another thread and everybody tought I have disk
> problems -- but that disk I save to works just fine both before and
> after a save disaster. I think the problem may be related to the tmp
> file since I get a message saying Word could not read the ~WRL file
> file while trying to save to a file I have named.



 
Old 01-12-2007, 08:26 AM   #4
Graham Mayor
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Re: Temporary ~WRL files

Word creates temporary files when it runs - filenames similar to those you
have named are typical. You only need concern yourself about them if they
remain when Word is closed, as they will if Word crashes. If they are
allowed to remain when Word is closed they can interfere with the nromal
running of Word. They are not editable files.
See http://www.gmayor.com/what_to_do_when_word_crashes.htm


--
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>

MamaGrubb wrote:
> Does anyone know why sometimes a temporary Word file beginning with
> ~WRL gets created either along with or instead of ~$ilname.doc while
> editing a file?
>
> It is when a .tmp file with a name linke ~WRL####.tmp gets created
> that I am unable to save the document being edited -- and loose it
> completely.
>
> I asked about this in another thread and everybody tought I have disk
> problems -- but that disk I save to works just fine both before and
> after a save disaster. I think the problem may be related to the tmp
> file since I get a message saying Word could not read the ~WRL file
> file while trying to save to a file I have named.



 
Old 01-12-2007, 08:29 AM   #5
Graham Mayor
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Re: Temporary ~WRL files

Word creates temporary files when it runs - filenames similar to those you
have named are typical. You only need concern yourself about them if they
remain when Word is closed, as they will if Word crashes. If they are
allowed to remain when Word is closed they can interfere with the nromal
running of Word. They are not editable files.
See http://www.gmayor.com/what_to_do_when_word_crashes.htm


--
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>

MamaGrubb wrote:
> Does anyone know why sometimes a temporary Word file beginning with
> ~WRL gets created either along with or instead of ~$ilname.doc while
> editing a file?
>
> It is when a .tmp file with a name linke ~WRL####.tmp gets created
> that I am unable to save the document being edited -- and loose it
> completely.
>
> I asked about this in another thread and everybody tought I have disk
> problems -- but that disk I save to works just fine both before and
> after a save disaster. I think the problem may be related to the tmp
> file since I get a message saying Word could not read the ~WRL file
> file while trying to save to a file I have named.



 
Old 14-02-2008, 10:58 AM   #6
Steve
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Re: Temporary ~WRL files

I have the same annoying problem with Office 2003 on Vista. Every time I
edit a file, a .tmp file shows up and moves the icon of the actual file I was
working on. This makes it impossible to organize my icons.
This happens in folders too.
 
Old 14-02-2008, 10:58 AM   #7
Steve
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Re: Temporary ~WRL files

I have the same annoying problem with Office 2003 on Vista. Every time I
edit a file, a .tmp file shows up and moves the icon of the actual file I was
working on. This makes it impossible to organize my icons.
This happens in folders too.
 
Old 14-02-2008, 10:58 AM   #8
Steve
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Re: Temporary ~WRL files

I have the same annoying problem with Office 2003 on Vista. Every time I
edit a file, a .tmp file shows up and moves the icon of the actual file I was
working on. This makes it impossible to organize my icons.
This happens in folders too.
 
Old 14-02-2008, 11:04 AM   #9
Steve
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Re: Temporary ~WRL files

I have the same annoying problem with Office 2003 on Vista. Every time I
edit a file, a .tmp file shows up and moves the icon of the actual file I was
working on. This makes it impossible to organize my icons.
This happens in folders too.
 
Old 14-02-2008, 11:06 AM   #10
Graham Mayor
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Re: Temporary ~WRL files

If you don't want to see the temporary files, then tell Windows not to
display hidden files. You won't then know if they have not been cleared up
in the event of a problem, but you won't see them.

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Steve wrote:
> I have the same annoying problem with Office 2003 on Vista. Every
> time I edit a file, a .tmp file shows up and moves the icon of the
> actual file I was working on. This makes it impossible to organize
> my icons.
> This happens in folders too.



 
 

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